I am running this group because in my men’s group, I feel more alive, more supported, and more able to be myself that any place I’ve ever experienced, and I want to share this experience with you.
I learned to be honest. Learned to be vulnerable. Learned what it feels like to be myself, without apology, while bringing all the good parts of myself and all the ugly part of myself forward to wrestle with.
I’ve come to learn that any solution to any problem in the world begins with my doing my work in these men’s lodges.
I can’t be the husband I am without the men I’ve come to rely on. My work is enhanced because of my connection with these men. How I spend time with my kids is inspired by how these men spend time with their kids. I am a better man because of my men’s group.
The Details – intention
The intention of this group is to continue this tradition of mens circles and build meaningful connections and support for each other. In this case, Men Being Men, there is the added intention of connecting to younger men as role models and mentors in important and creative ways (which we will figure out together).
The Details – logistics
The group will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 630-830 (this time may shift slightly based on space availability). The group begins on Tuesday, December 1st.
We will establish the group with 6-10 members. The request is that once you commit that you commit to come for a minimum of 4 months. This will not be a drop in circle. It will be a circle of men aiming to establish long term connections with the group and one another.
We will sit in circles and share stories, listen to one another, offer ideas. We will learn and sing old songs, honor old traditions, and rely on the greater wisdom of the world.
The Details – cost
This will operate on a sliding scale. The request is that you pay what you’re able to pay, honoring both your situation as well as the experience I bring to this men’s work. The range for Men Being Men is $40-$100 per month.
If you feel you need to be a part of this group but the money is a challenge for you, please contact me.
The final word
You might find yourself hesitant or scared or uncertain if this is for you. The amazing part of this men’s group will be that once you say yes and start showing up, the fear shifts and it becomes something you realize you can’t do without. You’ll feel inspired to make your life what you want it to be. You will feel (and be) supported in a way that you may never have been supported before – especially by men.
What is the final word?